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What Happens in a Real Estate Closing?

Let’s take a look at what exactly happens in a real estate closing

My First Move
2 min readOct 31, 2020


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A “closing” is the meeting where both the home seller and home buyer sign their side of the paperwork that legally transfers ownership of the property.

The vast majority of real estate transactions are handled through a professional closing agent, and quite frankly — we believe they should be. Most people don’t know nearly enough to handle this level of detail on their own.

Closing attorneys and title companies provide a smooth transition making sure to keep the process simple, professional, and transparent.

A lot goes into the closing of your home. In the days prior to closing, we initiate the title work to be done on your home. During this time, our attorneys will conduct a name and title search to make sure there are no liens, judgments, or encumbrances against any parties involved in the transaction.

‍Where will the closing take place?

Your closing will take place in the offices of our title company. Upon request and for an additional fee, we may be able to send a mobile notary to close in a location convenient to all of the parties.



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